Connor Sheldon, MBA candidate in the Career Track program, competed today in the Three Minute Thesis presented by the Graduate College. Fourteen Boise State graduate students participated in the competition held at the Clearwater Building, home to Boise State’s computer science department. Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition was developed by the University of Queensland and celebrates the exciting research conducted by graduate students. Participants have just three minutes and one slide to present a compelling oration on their thesis or dissertation topic and its significance.
Connor’s thesis is on the shifting demographics of future leaders now that Millenials are the largest generation in the workforce.
“This change,” says Connor, “will be seen in the boardrooms of companies, nonprofits and universities. There is a great opportunity for these entities to make room for the young, diverse voices of Millennials.”
Competitors were judged on communication style, comprehension and engagement. Judges were Diane Beven, president and CEO of Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; David Bieter, Boise mayor; and Mark Durcan, Micron Technology advisor and former CEO. Winners will be announced at a later date.